Activities and Workshops

The Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department offers a variety of diverse programming. We often partner with the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, Public Art Committee, other City departments, and outside organizations. Most of these events are free and open to the public. Some require pre-registration.

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Public Sculpture Scavenger Hunts

Explore the 2023 Art on the Street collection with an eye for detail. How many sculptures can you identify?


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Arts Outside Workshops

Arts Outside is a collaboration of Lafayette’s Cultural Arts Commission and the Arts and Cultural Resources and Open Space Departments. Space is limited, and registration is required for all of these programs.

An Outdoor Photography Morning with Gerry Morrell 
Learn outdoor photography tips from an expert  
Saturday, May 27, 8am Waneka Lake   

Do you enjoy the outdoors and photography? Improve your ability to capture beautiful images of wildlife, plants, landscapes and the great outdoors. Join acclaimed Lafayette photographer, Gerry Morrell to learn techniques to make your photographs "works of art" instead of "snap shots". Lafayette Open Space naturalist, Martin Ogle, will provide an introduction to the area’s natural history and offer insights during the event. 

Space is limited to 20 people. Sign-up required.

What to bring: A camera (The best camera to use is the one you have. smartphone, digital, pro cameras, or film), wear sunscreen, and light layers if the weather is cool.


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Lafayette Block Party

Tuesday, June 13, 5-8pm at Nature Kids Discovery Zone at Sanchez Elementary

Live music presented by Cultural Caravan, Rev Mex food truck, and community fun! Featuring bands Natural Bridge & DAES.

Free and open to all!


Drag performer Yvie Oddly

From Prohibited to Proud: The History of Drag in Denver

A film by the Denver Office of Storytelling

Thursday, June 15, 6pm | The Collective Community Arts Center  

Admission is FREE
Sign-up  recommended


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Enjoy a day for the community rich with weaving and fiber arts hosted by the Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild!

Saturday, June 24 | The Collective Community Arts Center

  • 10am-noon - Basket Make and Take Activity
  • 1-3pm -  Seven different fiber technique demonstrations and a display of natural dye plants and dyed fibers 

No registration required, free and open to all!


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Visible Mending Workshop 

Sunday, July 16, 3-5pm | The Collective Community Arts Center 

Remember to bring along your damaged clothing, whether it's a pair of jeans, a sweater, or any other article. Clothing waste is often overlooked when it comes to recycling considerations.  With inexpensive new clothes easily accessible, it can be difficult to see the point of fixing torn jeans or worn-out sweaters. However, UK Artist Celia Pym has taken the act of mending to a whole new level, going beyond practicality and craft to create something beautiful, connected to history, and rich in meaning with her Visible Mending work. Pym follows traditional techniques of darning and mending and cultural practices like Japanese Boro. And the best part? You don't have to be an expert to use these techniques to repair clothing that may seem beyond fixing. 

Up to 15 participants per session. Registration required


Art Table To Go Kits

Pick up your kit at The Collective Community Arts Center during open hours. Suited for all ages with parental supervision. Most materials included. Some household items may be needed. 

Activity Books

Stop by The Collective during open hours and pick up one of our unique activity books.

Learn about local artists on YouTube

Our Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources YouTube channel features artist interviews, tutorials, and more.

Thank you sponsors!

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